Langston Hughes Academy, is currently participating in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program during the 2012-2013 school year. The program is supported by the Louisiana Department of Education, and provides funding for schools to distribute fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to all students.
The program is designed to benefit those schools with the highest enrollment of free and reduced-price eligible students. Low-income children generally have fewer opportunities to consume fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. The Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program not only provides students a healthy snack option, but it also provides an opportunity to try new types of fruits and vegetables that they otherwise might not.
Langston Hughes Academy serves students afternoon snacks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fresh fruit and vegetables are distributed to each classroom throughout the afternoon. Snacks include seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as sliced mango, apple, and orange wedges.